Tuesday 29 July 2014

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Competitions

Win a family photo shoot with Primrose Studios

Ends Monday 11 August 2014

Win a family photo shoot with Primrose Studios 1.

‘Like’ Primrose Studios’ Facebook page to be in with a chance of winning a family photo shoot on location, worth £250,...

Special offers

Kids eat free at Revolution Cheltenham

Ends Sunday 31 August 2014

Refuel your little ones for free at Revolution Cheltenham this summer.

This summer, Cheltenham children can fill up on a free main, dessert and drink for lunch or dinner at Revolution, when...

Kids Roam Free at Westonbirt Arboretum

Ends Sunday 31 August 2014

Little ones go free at popular family destination Westonbirt Arboretum this summer.

Kids go free at Westonbirt Arboretum this summer, with workshops and trails galore to keep the little ones entertained...

Children's summer swim membership at Cascades

Ends Sunday 31 August 2014

County children can make a splash at Cascades for just 50p per day this summer.

Kids can swim at Cascades in Tewkesbury for the equivalent of just 50p per day this summer, with the chance to hire seadoos...

Book online and save 10 per cent at Slimbridge

Ongoing

Save 10 percent on the admission price to Slimbridge when you book online.

Slimbridge Wetland Centre offers a fantastic value day out all year round, with the added chance to now save 10 per cent...

Events

WOW exhibition at Gloucester City Museum

Tuesday 29 July to Saturday 8 November 2014

Prepare to be amazed by the WOW! natural history exhibition at Gloucester City Museum.

Discover platypus and hippopotamus, get stuck into an array of hands-on activities and much more in the amazing WOW! natural...

Cheltenham Open-Air Theatre Festival

Tuesday 29 July to Friday 1 August 2014

The Tuckwell Amphitheatre in Cheltenham provides the perfect venue for a balmy summer’s eve.

Cheltenham’s annual Open-Air Theatre Festival is returning to Bacon Theatre’s Tuckwell Amphitheatre for more alfresco...

Wildlife Explorers at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Tuesday 29 July to Sunday 31 August 2014

Gloucestershire children will be getting closer to nature than ever before, at Slimbridge Wetland Centre this summer.

Kids can take on the great skull challenge, embark on mini beast hunts, go pond dipping and much more at Slimbridge Wetland...

Balcarras Sports Centre Play Scheme in Cheltenham

Tuesday 29 July to Friday 29 August 2014

Drop the kids off at Balcarras Sports Centre this summer, where six weeks of fun and games awaits.

A fun-filled six weeks of daytrips, sports tournaments, craft activities and more await Cheltenham children this summer,...

Museum Makers at Gloucester Museums

Tuesday 29 July to Wednesday 20 August 2014

County children will be getting crafty at Gloucester Museums this summer.

Holiday book covers, crazy cats and summer starfish will all be covered in the new series of Museum Maker workshops, running...

Family Fun Days at Gloucester City Museum

Saturday 2 to Saturday 16 August 2014

Don your sunhats and slather on the suncream for the Family Fun Days in Gloucester.

From petting zoos to sumo wrestling, the Gloucester City Museum free Family Fun Days promise three days of thrilling activities...

Games Week in Cheltenham

Tuesday 29 July to Friday 29 August 2014

Games Week offers endless amounts of energetic fun for Cheltenham nippers, during the summer holidays.

Dodgeball, athletics, football and more will all form part of Games Week at Leckhampton Primary School this summer, culminating...

Wicked Wednesday at Gloucester Waterways Museum

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Meet some of nature’s most amazing wonders during Wicked Wednesday.

Jonathan’s Jungle Roadshow and its various snakes and stick insects will be returning to Gloucester...

The Play Farm Fun Day at The Brewery

Thursday 31 July 2014

All the fun of the fair will be found at The Play Farm Fun Day 2014.

Celebrate the new-look Play Farm at The Brewery by enjoying rides at the fun fair, meeting Peppa Pig, petting Shetland...

Treasure Island in North Nibley

Thursday 31 July 2014

Catch Rain or Shine’s alfresco production of Treasure Island, right on your doorstep in Gloucestershire.

Nibley House will be taken over by swashbuckling pirates and scallywags this summer, when Rain or Shine theatre company...

Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park

Friday 1 to Sunday 3 August 2014

The Festival of British Eventing will feature three days of exciting equestrian action.

The Festival of British Eventing 2014 will feature three days of world-class equestrian competitions, a Shetland Pony...

The Merchant of Venice in Gloucester

Saturday 2 August 2014

Catch Rain or Shine’s alfresco production of Treasure Island, right on your doorstep in Gloucestershire.

Romantic intrigue, cunning duplicity and comical foolery combine in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, being presented...

Meet Rex and other Dinosaurs at The Wilson

Saturday 2 August to Sunday 28 September 2014

Dinosaurs are descending on The Wilson this summer.

Go nose-to-nose with a T-Rex skull, measure up to a Diplodocus bone and marvel at the size of Megalosaurus, at The Wilson...

Paws in the Park in Cheltenham

Sunday 3 August 2014

There will be tail-wagging aplenty at Cheltenham’s Paws in the Park 2014.

Paws in the Park 2014 will be pleasing pups and their canine-loving families with a dog show, have a go agility, microchipping,...

Kids Week at Hobbs House Bakery

Monday 4 to Friday 8 August 2014

Little chefs can enjoy a food-filled week at Hobbs House Bakery.

Hobbs House Bakery has whipped up a week packed full of fun activities, hands-on cooking experiences and cakey competitions...

Stage-ed Summer School at The Convent

Monday 4 to Saturday 9 August 2014

Gloucestershire children can learn stage skills from the professionals during this week-long summer school at The Convent.

Aspiring stage stars aged seven to 17 will be learning from professional West End actors, dancers and musicians during...

Mini Museum Makers workshops in Gloucester

Tuesday 5 to Tuesday 19 August 2014

Gloucester City Museum is inviting mini makers to get creative this summer.

Mini Museum Makers will be creating their very own padded fish and butterflies in a new series of workshops being held...

Children's Wednesdays at Sudeley Castle

Wednesday 6 to Wednesday 27 August 2014

The adventure playground is just one of many attractions sure to tempt nippers at Sudeley Castle this summer.

Every Wednesday in August, children can enjoy bubble and balloon acts, Punch and Judy, giant games, storytelling and more...

A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Lido

Saturday 9 August 2014

Sandford Parks Lido will be the setting for London Contemporary Theatre’s alfresco version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Enjoy an alfresco production of Shakespeare’s original rom-com, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, under the stars at Sandford...

Meet T-Rex at The Brewery

Thursday 7 August 2014

Prepare for a scare when a ‘real life’ T-Rex stomps his way into The Brewery, Cheltenham.

Meet a ‘real life’ T-Rex as he parades around The Brewery in Cheltenham and take home a fossilised shark’s tooth, which...

Emergency Services Day at The Brewery

Friday 8 August 2014

Meet real-life heroes of the Gloucestershire Police, Fire and Ambulance services.

Meet Gloucestershire’s real-life heroes when local police, fire and ambulance services come to The Brewery in Cheltenham,...

The Medieval Gloucester Show

Saturday 9 to Sunday 10 August 2014

Prepare for a medieval invasion of Gloucester this summer.

Breathtaking swordplay, archery, re-enactors, games and much more will prove a popular pull with families from across...

Summer Cookery School at Harts Barn

Saturday 9 to Thursday 21 August 2014

County children, mums and dads will be getting creative at Harts Barn Cookery School this summer.

From pizza making to family foraging, aspiring chefs can improve their culinary skills and confidence in a number of fun...

Guinness World Records attempt in Cheltenham

Sunday 10 August 2014

Jive your way into the Guinness World Records book this summer.

Make your mark in the Guinness World Records book by joining 1,000 locals for a jive on The Promenade this August, organised...

Vintage Tea Party and Open Gardens in Gloucester

Sunday 10 August 2014

Explore the grounds of Highnam Court at a vintage tea party.

The renowned Highnam Court gardens will open its 40 acres of beautiful, Victorian scenery to the public for a vintage-style...

The Great Fairy and Pirate Fun Run in Cheltenham

Sunday 10 August 2014

Expect to see fluttering fairies and swashbuckling pirates running through Pittville Park this August.

Fairies, pirates, pixies and gnomes will descend on Pittville Park, where The Great Fairy and Pirate Fun Run 2014 gets...

Summer drama school in Cheltenham

Monday 11 to Friday 15 August 2014

St Edward’s School will be hosting an exciting drama school project.

Budding thespians will have the opportunity to polish their performance skills this summer, when St Edward’s School hosts...

Brewery Live Auditions in Cheltenham

Thursday 14 August 2014

Gloucestershire’s next big stars will be trying out for Brewery: Live this summer.

The Brewery is calling all talented young singers, dancers and performers, aged between 11 and 20, to audition for its...

Rock climbing at The Brewery

Thursday 14 to Thursday 28 August 2014

Scale a 7.5m tower at The Brewery this summer.

Mini adrenaline junkies will be challenged by a 7.5m climbing wall at The Brewery this August.

Elton Farm Open Garden

Sunday 17 August 2014

Elton Farm’s stunning garden will be bustling with families this August.

Following a storming success last summer, the vibrant Elton Farm garden in the Forest of Dean is opening to the public...

Events

Mobile Petting Zoo at The Brewery

Thursday 21 August 2014

Get up close to creepy crawlies and more at The Brewery this summer.

Meet meerkats, giant millipedes, parrots, tarantulas and many more exotic animals when Tropical Inc brings its Mobile...

Frozen screening at Cheltenham Racecourse

Saturday 23 August 2014

Embark on an icy adventure with Princess Elsa and co, from the comfort of The Centaur cinema.

See Disney hit, Frozen, on the big screen at Cheltenham Racecourse, for just £5, with a bouncy castle, soft play and face...

Treasure Island at Sandford Parks Lido

Saturday 23 August 2014

Catch Rain or Shine’s alfresco production of Treasure Island, right on your doorstep in Gloucestershire.

Sandford Parks Lido will be taken over by swashbuckling pirates and scallywags this summer, when Rain or Shine theatre...

Treefest at Westonbirt Arboretum

Saturday 23 to Monday 25 August 2014

See the experts carve works of art inspired by the theme of woodland wildlife, at Treefest 2014. © Jamie Koster.

Discover a world of wooden wonders, enjoy live music, carving and falconry displays, storytelling and much more, during...

Parkend Carnival and Fete in the Forest of Dean

Monday 25 August 2014

A Carnival procession, live entertainment, a plethora of stalls and more will feature at Parkend Carnival this year.

The annual Parkend Carnival will return to the village cricket ground this summer, in what promises to be a fun-filled...

Treasure Island in Dursley

Sunday 24 August 2014

Catch Rain or Shine’s alfresco production of Treasure Island, right on your doorstep in Gloucestershire.

The Breakheart Community Project will be taken over by swashbuckling pirates and scallywags this summer, when Rain or...

The Chipolatas at Cheltenham Town Hall

Monday 25 August 2014

The Chipolatas are rolling into Cheltenham Town Hall this August, to the delight of families across the county.

The Chipolatas are celebrating 22 years as global journeyman in 2014, and will be treating a Cheltenham Town Hall crowd...

Brewery Live show in Cheltenham

Thursday 28 August 2014

Kids can show off their talents in singing, dancing and entertaining at the Brewery Live Show this summer.

Talented young performers will be entertaining local crowds at The Brewery during the 2014 summer holidays.

The Crown and Sceptre Country Fair, Outer Fringe and Beer Festival

Friday 29 to Sunday 31 August 2014

The Crown and Sceptre will be abuzz with revellers during its three-day feast of food, music and crafts.

The Crown and Sceptre Country Fair, Outer Fringe and Beer Festival 2014 promises a bevy of bands, baking, crafts and lip-smacking...

Planetarium Theatre Shows in Gloucester

Saturday 30 August 2014

Back to the Moon for Good at Gloucester City Museum is an unmissable adventure for space explorers of all ages.

Immerse yourself in a race to the moon, 40 years after the historic Apollo landings, when Gloucester City Museum beams...

Outer Space show at Gloucester City Museum

Saturday 30 August 2014

Gloucester City Museum promises a plethora of geology-focused activities this summer.

Take the little ones to Gloucester City Museum for an evening under the stars this summer, including a live 20-minute...

Le Havre alfresco screening in Cheltenham

Saturday 30 August 2014

Watch warm-hearted French film, Le Havre, in the open-air at Sandford Parks Lido.

Described as ‘a charming, deadpan delight’, catch hit French flick, Le Havre, on the big screen at Sandford Parks Lido,...

The Merchant of Venice in Naunton

Sunday 31 August 2014

Catch Rain or Shine’s alfresco production of The Merchant of Venice, right on your doorstep in Gloucestershire.

Romantic intrigue, cunning duplicity and comical foolery combine in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, being presented...

Northleach Steam and Vintage Show

Saturday 6 to Sunday 7 September 2014

Expect to see a dizzying array of classic cars, steam trains and much more at Northleach Steam and Vintage Show 2014.

Boasting classic cars, steam trains, engines, military cars and more, The Northleach Steam and Vintage show will be back...

Mega Roller Disco in Cheltenham

Saturday 13 September 2014

Get your skates on this September, when the Mega Roller Disco returns to Cheltenham.

Get your skates on for the next Cheltenham Mega Roller Disco, rolling into the Town Hall this September for family and...

The Gruffalo at Everyman Theatre

Tuesday 16 to Wednesday 17 September 2014

Book tickets for this family favourite before it’s too late!

Join Mouse on his adventures through the deep, dark woods when the stage adaptation of The Gruffalo arrives at Cheltenham’s...

Stowell Park Open Garden

Sunday 14 September 2014

Round up the family to explore Stowell Park this September.

From peach houses and vineries to woodland and water gardens spanning thousands of acres, discover one of the Cotswolds’...

Museum Detectives Club in Gloucester

Saturday 30 August 2014

Discover the secrets of Gloucester City Museum during its new series of detective clubs.

Kids can play detective at Gloucester City Museum this summer, in four special club sessions chocked full of crafts, stories,...

Speech House Vintage Show in the Forest of Dean

Sunday 14 September 2014

Expect to find plenty of vintage vehicles, machinery, family activities and more at the Speech House Vintage Show 2014.

Vintage enthusiasts and fun-seeking families alike will be able to enjoy a day of classic vehicles and machinery, trade...

Wycliffe College Open Day

Saturday 27 September 2014

Discover all that Wycliffe College has to offer your child, during the anticipated Open Day this September.

Head to Wycliffe College’s Open Day this autumn to discover its stunning location, superb pastoral care, state-of-the-art...

The King's School Open Morning

Saturday 18 October 2014

Meet The King’s School’s friendly staff and students during the Open Morning this October.

Get an insight into how Gloucester’s historic King’s School can develop your child, explore its famous Cathedral grounds...

Chris and Pui Roadshow at the Everyman

Friday 31 October 2014

Chris and Pui are coming to the Everyman, hooray!

This Halloween, county children will be helping CBeebies duo Chris and Pui find Old MacDonald’s animals at the Everyman,...

The Sooty Show in Cheltenham

Sunday 15 February 2015

Meet Sooty and co at the Everyman Theatre in February.

Join Sooty, Sweep, Soo and Richard at the Everyman for a magical, musical adventure ahead of Sooty’s birthday party, and...

Interviews

Interview with Jonathan Whybrow

Find out more about life at the prestigious Cheltenham College Preparatory School, from headmaster Jonathan Whybrow.

SoGlos speaks exclusively to the headmaster of Cheltenham College Preparatory School to offer readers...

News

Donald Duck opens new shop at Slimbridge

Donald Duck surprised visitors at Slimbridge Wetland Centre.

Everybody’s favourite quacking duck, Donald, took a trip to Slimbridge Wetland Centre, to open the bigger and brighter...

Places left for Summer of Sport in Cheltenham

Keep your kids active during the six-week break by booking them a place on the Summer of Sport programme.

There’s still time to book your child onto sports coaching workshops, Games Week and the Montpellier Tennis Programme...

Arts Inc course to prepare children for Gloucester Carnival

The 2014 Gloucester Carnival will feature a vibrant parade through the city streets.

Creative county children can learn how to make their own costumes and puppets, and pick up a few dance moves for Gloucester...

National Trust campaigns for children to play outdoors

Running around in the rain is just one of the 50 Things to Do Before You’re 11 ¾, according to The National Trust.

From climbing trees and hunting for bugs to playing pooh sticks and picking wild berries, The National Trust hopes to...

Junior 7s competition launching at Gloucester Rugby

Rugby players in the making have the chance to play on the Kingsholm pitch this summer.

Rugby players aged 13 and under have the chance to compete on the pitch at Kingsholm Stadium, in a new Junior 7s competition...

Alpaca treks launched at Sudeley Castle

The new alpaca treks at Sudeley Castle are expected to prove popular with visiting families this summer.

Visitors to Sudeley Castle can now take a fluffy friend around the glorious grounds, thanks to the launch of its hour-long...

Hollywood Bowl to open at The Brewery

Hollywood Bowl is due to open at The Brewery in Cheltenham this autumn.

A 16-lane, state-of-the-art bowling complex, and the latest addition to the UK’s largest tenpin family, Hollywood Bowl,...

Guides

Gloucestershire summer holidays guide

Keep the kids happy, out and about in Gloucestershire during the summer holidays with SoGlos’ jam-packed annual guide, sponsored by gloucestermuseums.co.uk.

This summer holidays in Gloucestershire, see SoGlos’s guide to keeping children of all ages entertained, and out...

Gloucestershire independent schools guide

Parents are spoilt for choice by the wealth of top independent schools in Gloucestershire.

Discover some of the finest independent schools in Gloucestershire and the surrounding area, in SoGlos’s dedicated guide.

Gloucestershire school holiday dates guide

Get planning your family holidays with SoGlos’s handy Gloucestershire school holidays guide.

Get planning family vacations and daytrips with SoGlos’s comprehensive guide to school holiday dates in Gloucestershire.

Hot lists

26 fun places to take the kids when it rains in Gloucestershire

Coming in at No.1, Cattle Country Adventure Park is a great place to head when the heavens open – with the big slides being one of the most popular indoor attractions.

Discover 26 places to take the kids when the sun disappears and the heavens open in Gloucestershire.

Children & Family events

Drop the kids off at Balcarras Sports Centre this summer, where six weeks of fun and games awaits.

Balcarras Sports Centre Play Scheme in Cheltenham

Tuesday 29 July to Friday 29 August 2014

Games Week offers endless amounts of energetic fun for Cheltenham nippers, during the summer holidays.

Games Week in Cheltenham

Tuesday 29 July to Friday 29 August 2014

Gloucestershire children will be getting closer to nature than ever before, at Slimbridge Wetland Centre this summer.

Wildlife Explorers at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Tuesday 29 July to Sunday 31 August 2014

Prepare to be amazed by the WOW! natural history exhibition at Gloucester City Museum.

WOW exhibition at Gloucester City Museum

Tuesday 29 July to Saturday 8 November 2014

Summer holiday activity days in Wotton-Under-Edge

Tuesday 29 July to Friday 15 August 2014

Family Fun at the Escape to the Cotswolds Centre

Tuesday 29 July to Sunday 31 August 2014

The Planets Centenary exhibition at Holst Birthplace Museum

Tuesday 29 July to Sunday 12 October 2014

PJ Crook's Planets at Holst Birthplace Museum

Tuesday 29 July to Sunday 19 October 2014

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